While thumbing through my mothers old recipe file, I came across this Amish Chocolate Frosting recipe. The page was stained, faded and the hand writing was difficult to read. Something that was used that much had to be a great recipe.
Oh My Goodness, was this frosting good. Plus it makes a big batch.
I have shared my Amish Vanilla Cake mix made from scratch. Check it out on the blog you can’t go wrong. The combination of vanilla cake mix homemade, topped with this Amish chocolate frosting is the perfect complement.
2 sticks butter (1 cup)
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
8 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup hot water
In a large bowl or use your stand mixer. Combine the butter, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and hot water in the order given.
Slowly turn on your mixer and combine. Once everything is combined, increase the speed and beat frosting for 3 minutes.
The frosting needs to cool for 20 minutes before spreading.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
TIP: You can freeze this frosting up to one month. To use allow the frosting to return to room temperature before using.
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